Somerset-based funeral directors A. E. Stoodley & Son came to Cosmic in need of a modern website that would display the professional work they do.
Who are Stoodley & Son?
Established in 1926, A E Stoodley & Son remains a genuinely independent business at a time when so many other funeral directors are owned and run by large conglomerate groups and multi-branch organisations.
Their ethos is to ensure that every funeral we conduct is tailored to reflect the life of each individual, and the wishes of their families and friends.
What did they need?
A requirement for the CMS website was that they did not want it to have the traditional, solemn feel that many funeral director websites have – because of this, Cosmic used light colours with vibrant images to bring the website to life.
A rotating header displays images of beautifully crafted coffins for natural burials, alongside flowers and trimmings. There is also the ability to publish dated news articles such as the company obtaining the title of ‘Regional Funeral Planners of the Year 2014’.
The website contains content on the types of services they can offer, as well as options to donate/leave tributes, bereavement support and resources that would be of use.
The website makes use of responsive templates, meaning that website visitors will be able to read the website content at optimum viewing on mobile and tablet devices, as well as a fat footer which is great for search engines.
Damon Campbell Dip.FD MBIFD said the following on Cosmic’s involvement with the new A. E. Stoodley & Son website:
“From our first meeting, we were confident that Cosmic shared the dynamic and forward-thinking approach that we wished to convey with our new website project. The entire design and build process has exceeded our expectations throughout. We feel that our website now provides all the resources that we need to help develop our business, and we look forward to continue with working with the Cosmic team in their training and support capacity.”